file: \windows\system32\winload.exe status: 0xc000000f

#1
hello.
I have a new hard disk formated and has 1 partition only.
i am trying to instal win 7 on it, but right after the pc reads the win disk there is an error

file: \windows\system32\winload.exe

status: 0xc000000f

info: the selected entry could not be loaded because the application is
missing or corrupt.

note: i dont have any win installed on this hard disk.

please wating for any help,

Thanks.
 

Terry60

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#2
Do you see "press any key to boot from CD/DVD" when you power up with the DVD in the tray ?
If not, you will need to set your BIOS boot priority to position CD before HDD.
How to access/enter Motherboard BIOS
 

Terry60

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Staff member
#4
Why did you follow instructions for fixing a system with a broken boot process when you haven't actually installed the OS yet ?
If you put a genuine W7 DVD in the tray and power up a PC with a (working) DVD-ROM drive and the drive has boot priority, you will see that message.
If you don't see it, then either a) the BIOS priority isn't what you think, b) the DVD drive is faulty, or c) the disc is faulty/not bootable.
You can check b) by booting any other bootable disc you have (try CD and DVD, they use different lasers, and one or other might have failed), and c) by booting the W7 DVD on another PC.
If you install W7 to a new HDD which you pre-format with a single partition, W7 might very well try installing its boot files elsewhere. (it likes to keep boot and OS separate if it can).
Disconnect any other HDDs while you try the install if you want to force everything into one partition.